federal emergency management agency

FEMA nominee says he doesn't know what causes climate change

The Trump administration's nominee to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency repeatedly said Thursday he doesn't know the reasons behind climate change, despite his agency often being in the position of responding to the crisis' impacts.

White House to withdraw Trump's nominee to head FEMA

The White House plans to withdraw the nomination of Jeff Byard, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency, seven months after he was nominated to the position, a senior administration official and congressional source tell CNN.

DOJ: FEMA official took bribes for Hurricane Maria recovery work

Federal prosecutors charged one of the top FEMA officials to respond to Puerto Rico after the hurricane there in 2017 with conspiracy to commit bribery and disaster fraud after she allegedly took gifts and favors from and steered recovery work toward a contractor on the island.

DHS watchdog: FEMA's IT issues 'hindered' response to 2017 hurricanes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017 was "hindered" by the agency's IT resources, which led to employees having to use personal computers and public wireless networks during its recovery effort, the Department of Homeland Security inspector general said in a report released Tuesday.

About 200 DHS volunteers deployed to border

The Department of Homeland Security is shifting personnel from various agencies to the southern border to assist with the surge of migrants arriving from Central America, according to DHS officials.

What isn't getting done at DHS during shutdown

While the majority of Department of Homeland Security employees are working without pay during the partial government shutdown, thousands are furloughed and no longer doing the daily work of the department.

How partial government shutdown could play out

Washington is on the brink of a partial government shutdown, with funding set to expire for several key federal agencies at midnight on Friday and no guarantee that lawmakers can come up with a plan that President Donald Trump will support to extend the rapidly approaching deadline.

FEMA's Long says he will reimburse for vehicle usage

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that Brock Long, the administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will reimburse the federal government as appropriate for his non-official use of government vehicles.

Senior FEMA official suspended in relation to Long investigation

A senior official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been suspended without pay related to a Department of Homeland Security inspector general investigation into whether FEMA Administrator Brock Long used government vehicles for personal reasons, according to an administration official.

FEMA authorizes funds to help fight three Washington fires

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help fight the Hawk Fire in Yakima County and Yakama Nation, the Cougar Creek Fire in Chelan County, and the Grass Valley Fire in Douglas and Grant counties.